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Cabernet Franc, 2017

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2017 Okanagan Valley 750 mL, 13.4% ALC/VOL

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Cabernet Franc

Critic's Rating87 pts


This is a medium bodied wine, with aromas of cassis, cherry and plum. These flavours continue on the palate with blackberry, vanilla, tobacco and leather. There is good tannin structure, leading to a pleasing finish.

Like all of our wines, the grapes were sourced from the Naramata Bench. In this case from Eira Thomas', (Lyndsay's sister), vineyard. It was hand-picked and destemmed into 1/2 ton fermenters, where it was cold soaked for five days, before fermentation was allowed to begin. The grapes were on skins for approximately three weeks before being pressed off and put into barrel. This wine was aged in barrel for 12 months, in French oak (50% new), with a small percentage of American oak for added complexity.

Technical Notes:

Harvest Date: Oct 31, 2017
Brix: 23.5
pH: 6.2 g/L
Res. Sugar: 2.0 g/L
Case Production: 146 cases

Awards & Ratings

Critic’s Rating:

87 pts

Gismondi on Wine: Tightrope Winery Cabernet Franc 2017 Okanagan Valley, British Columbia, Canada Mid-valley, Naramata grapes are at the core of this franc that spends three weeks on its skins before heading to barrel. This wine is aged in mostly French oak barrels for 12 months (50% new) with a small amount of American oak. Look for a fresh, bright, lively, red fruit nose reminiscent of cherries and plums that spill on the palate with flecks of vanilla, spice and tobacco. Textures are silky, and the finish is fresh with more spice and red fruit. The winery suggests barbeque beef short ribs or grilled veggie burger with asiago cheese.


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